I got to thinking while driving last night about atheists, atheism and why they tend to get so animated about nothing.
After all, God doesn’t exist, right?
For that matter, neither do Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, but utter the name “Jesus Christ” or put up a nativity scene that merely depicts a mythical fairy tale — remember, God doesn’t exist: that’s the premise — then all of Hell unleashes a torrent of attorneys and rabid activists foaming and fuming in front of the television cameras and before any judge who supports their cause.
Could it be that they really do realize that God exists and that their futile ramblings are in vain? Talk about the quintessential definition of utter deception!
Or, can it all simply be explained in Ephesians 6? And why, if these same folks cling to their science texts and their fondness for Richard Dawkins, are they completely hypocritical when it comes to Dawkins’ stated mission to support scientific education and critical thinking?
This caused me to joke with a friend on facebook about my belief that gravity doesn’t exist. You can’t see it, therefore you can’t prove it. So what if I jump off a building and fall towards the ground; that proves nothing. Even if I do it again and again with the same results, it still doesn’t prove gravity because you can’t see gravity. You might see its results, but you don’t see gravity itself. So therefore if gravity doesn’t exist all then we can conclude that we don’t have to worry about our weight, right?
While the Bible is a fairy tale to atheists, Romans 1:20 is pretty clear if you apply some critical thinking and even some scientific education, as Dawkins purports to support and defend. It says: “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities — his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.”
Pretty simple eh? But it still begs the question: If the Bible is a fairy tale and God a myth, why get so worked up about it. You’re going to die; I’m going to die; we’re all going to ultimately die. What’s the big deal?
Then I started to laugh about the comments I read from an avowed atheist over the issue of morals. Where do morals come from, I asked. Do we originate them as human beings or did they spring forth along with the life forms that magically evolved from the primordial soup that Dawkins and Darwin like to discuss? And who’s morals are we talking about? Are morals “absolute” or are they somehow transient and subjective, open to interpretation? If they’re absolute then they need a foundation or basis. If they’re simply subjective, as the moral relativist suggests, then why do we prosecute the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl? Someone must have thought that the idea of gang rape was okay under their moral code! Right?
If my belief in God so offends you because you simply don’t believe in God, why not let me live in my fantasy world? After all, I’m not bothering you. Again, we don’t mock our children for their belief in the tooth fairy and Santa Claus. In fact, we oftentimes promote it, knowing full well that they are as real as government ethics or intelligence. Even if you’re right, we’re both going to wind up as worm food someday and it’s not going to matter. But, if I’m right, then it’s going to be very sobering for you to come face-to-face with your deception and realize that you have no more opportunities to change your mind and see the light.